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Viva La Vulva

The Lancet Global Health 05/22/15

Viva la Vulva, a medical student society, is trying to raise awareness in the UK around female genital mutilation.

Climate Change and the Catholic Church

Jeffrey Sachs
Project Syndicate
05/18/15

Jeffrey D. Sachs defends Pope Francis from those who say he should stick to religion.

The "University Report Card" Highlights Need for more University Research into Neglected Diseases

The Lancet Global Health 05/13/15

Commercially driven drug development has rapidly become incompatible with the needs of society. Universities could have the key to the solution.

Technology and Finance: Darwinism or Symbiosis?

Andy Yee 05/01/15

An open innovative mindset on the part of both banks and non-banks alike will be key to modernize the infrastructure of banking.

Save Our Soils

Project Syndicate 04/29/15

Healthy soils are crucial to human survival. We rely on them not only for food production, but also to help regulate Earth's climate, storing more carbon than all of the world’s forests combined.

Girls, Not Brides

Project Syndicate 04/27/15

Graça Machel and Mabel van Oranje urge governments to combat child marriage by setting the minimum age for marriage at 18.

China's Polluted Soil and Water Will Drive Up World Food Prices

chinadialogue 04/24/15

The world's most populous country will be increasingly reliant on food imports, and the consequences will be global.

Human Rights—Help or Hindrance to Combating Climate Change?

openDemocracy 04/20/15

The human rights framework risks perpetuating a flawed development model that is the root of the problem.

Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not Work

Scott Wisor
Ethics & International Affairs
04/15/15

Instead of devoting scarce resources toward a divestment campaign, Scott Wisor argues we need to direct attention to the more urgent and effective task of placing a price on carbon.

The Secret of Singapore's Success

Stavros N. Yiannouka
Project Syndicate
04/13/15

Stavros N. Yiannouka highlights the heavy investment in education that remains a key part of Lee Kuan Yew's legacy.

The Truth About Medical Consent

Daniel Sokol
The Lancet Global Health
04/10/15

Daniel Sokol asks how doctors can balance the imperatives of providing full information and maintaining hope.

Not Free Vaccines, Mr. Gates, Just Sustainably-priced Ones

Sara Crager
The Lancet Global Health
04/01/15

Recent comments made by Bill Gates publicly criticizing Doctors without Borders for calling for reductions in the prices of new vaccines leads to public outcry.

Four Countries Eclipse EU Renewable Goals Early

Climate Central 03/27/15

While many countries struggle to cut emissions, Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Lithuania have met or surpassed their renewable energy target ahead of schedule. How?

Africa's Rising GDP Numbers

Laurance Allen 03/23/15

African countries are recalculating their gross domestic products to include previously unaccounted economic activities. Is it a strategy of these countries to market themselves or does rebasing reflect the economic reality of the situation?

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Stanford Social Innovation Review 03/20/15

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

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